Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership (FSCP)

Recommendations for a Wetland Crossings Monitoring Protocol
Scientific Publications | Reports
This report gives recommendations on how to assess the environmental and structural performance of wetland crossings.
Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership Online System Tutorial
Scientific Publications | Videos | Audio-Visual | Manual and Guides
This video demonstrates how to access the FSCP's online system and how to make use of its many features. Log into the system here: 
Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership: Habitat Mitigation and Restoration
Summaries and Communications | Presentation Slides
Presentation highlighting FSCP's progress to mitigate fish passages.
FSCP Emerald Award Video
Videos | Audio-Visual
Video produced by the Alberta Emerald Foundation about the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership, winner of the 2017 Shared Footprint Award.
fRI Research 2015–2016 Annual Report
Summaries and Communications | Annual Reports
Contains highlights of many of our recent projects.
Geographic Scope of fRI Research
Interactive StoryMaps | GIS Products
An interactive map of where our programs and associations are conducting research.
fRI Research 2014–2015 Annual Report: How Does Research Grow into Practice?
Summaries and Communications | Annual Reports
Annual report summarizing some of the activities of fRI Research programs for the 2014–15 fiscal year.
Stream Crossing Partnership: An Overview (Presentation)
Summaries and Communications | Presentation Slides
Presentation from 2015 giving an overview of the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership
Foothills Research Institute 2013–2014 Annual Report: How Does Research Grow into Practice?
Summaries and Communications | Annual Reports
Foothills Research Institute Annual Report for 2013–14 showcasing ways that Foothills Research Institute research has been used to inform practice.
Announcement
fRI Research is pleased to congratulate the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership on the "Shared Footprint" award they received at the 2017 Emerald Awards!
Announcement
Report of UofA student's research looking at stream crossings near Grande Prairie
Announcement
Register now for the 2013 Open House & Research Forum
Announcement
Visitors to Hardisty Creek just south of Hinton can now learn about geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arches, the institute’s Foothills Stream Crossing Program, and what goes on within a creek, thanks to new interpretive signage. Take a trip down Highway 40 south. The signs are visible from the road and are on the west side of the highway. They include information about the Athabasca rainbow trout, invertebrates, sediment deposits and turbidity.
Announcement
On September 22nd, 2009 the Grade 8 French Immersion class from Harry Collinge High School, Hinton, AB, helped FRI researchers to plant willow wands along the banks of Hardisty Creek and Robb Road at the site of a new geo-textile arch stream crossing. This may sound easy but the students quickly worked up a sweat pounding rebar into the rocky soil to make holes for the willow wands. The students learned about the importance of a healthy watershed and the processes of watershed and riparian restoration.
Announcement
In the August issue of eNotes we told you about replacing a culvert with a new system called geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arch to re-establish fish passage on Hardisty Creek, located along Robb Road 6.6 km south of Hinton. This project provides an opportunity to demonstrate cost advantages and environmental benefits of this alternative crossing technology. The GRS arch structure does not require footings and can be constructed using primarily local materials.
Announcement
A culvert on Hardisty Creek located along Robb Road 6.6 km south of Hinton was identified as a barrier to fish passage. Funding was secured through Fisheries and Oceans Canada to replace a dysfunctional round culvert with a new system called geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arch to re-establish fish passage.
Suzanne Stevenson
Suzanne Stevenson
Program Coordinator
Ngaio Baril
Ngaio Baril
FSCP Program Lead